How to Know or Check if Your Mobile Phone IMEI Number is Original and Valid!

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After TRAI (Telephone Regulatory Authority of India)’s announcement on blocking mobile phones without valid IMEI number, mobile phones users in India are getting scared, actually. Well, if you are using a mobile phone handset from some branded companies such as Nokia, LG, Samsung, Sony Ericsson etc, you need not to worry. But if you are using China handsets (Chinese mobiles) or any cheap mobile phones, then you should check if your mobile IMEI number is original and valid.

According to TRAI’s order to all mobile operators, no mobile phones without a valid IMEI number will receive network signal after 12PM, 1st December 2009. These handsets will receive no mobile network coverage and will stop working completely. If you want to know if your IMEI number is valid or not, you can follow below steps:

Invalid IMEI number

Check Mobile Phone IMEI Number Validity

  1. Press *#06# on your mobile handset and note down the 15 digit IMEI number
  2. Compose a new message from your mobile >> Type your IMEI number >> Send it to 53232
  3. If you get “Success” as the reply, then your mobile IMEI number is valid
  4. If you get “Invalid IMEI” as the reply, that means your IMEI number is not valid
  5. You are done.

If your mobile phone IMEI number is being recognized as invalid one, you can purchase a new IMEI number for your handset for Rs. 199 only.

Soumya is the admin and founder of Techcular. He loves to discover and learn new things on Internet. You can find him writing on his personal blog few times.

18 Comments to How to Know or Check if Your Mobile Phone IMEI Number is Original and Valid!

  1. Hi Sir I am using china mobile & my IMEI no is

    IMEI – 350629000054520

    IMEISV – 78

    IMEI – 135790246811220

    Please tell me this is valid IMEI no or not

  2. i Sir I am using china mobile

    & my IMEI no is

    IMEI – 358525022281921

    IMEISV – 78

    Please tell me this is valid IMEI no or not

  3. Manoj Sharma

    Sir I am using china mobile

    & my IMEI no is

    IMEI – 352009092876773

    IMEISV – 78

    IMEI – 352009092876781

    Please Sir Help me

    Thinking You

    From

    Manoj Sharma

    Mobile No. 9322804449

  4. radhey shyam

    Hi Sir I am using china mobile & my IMEI no is

    IMEI – 3529800302799

    IMEISV – 78

    Please tell me this is valid IMEI no or not

    Please Sir Help me

    Thinking You

    From

    radhey shyam

    Mobile No. 9889182969

  5. Hi Sir I am using china mobile & my IMEI no is
    IMEI – 353440030117080
    IMEISV – 78
    IMEI – 353440035117085
    Please tell me this is valid IMEI no or not

    Please Sir Help me
    Thinking You

  6. Hi Sir I am using china mobile & my IMEI no is

    IMEI – 352539033563512

    IMEISV – 78

    IMEI – 135790246811220

    Please tell me this is valid IMEI no or not and what to do?

  7. Dear Sir

    I am using china mobile & my IMEI no is

    IMEI – 354365036764883

    IMEISV – 78

    Please tell me this is valid IMEI no or not and what to do?

  8. ramkumar

    i'm using n72 mobiles now mobile was stolen so i want to block my mobile or block my mobile sir IMEI –303089027306998

  9. Hi,

    If none of my SIM cards are working in the chinese handset purchased, then how can i send message to the specified number to check whether the IMEI number is valid or not.

    Kindly let me know.

    Regards,

    Nikki

  10. dear sir..

    my duwel sim nokia phone has 2 imei numbers…those are i mention follow
    imei355168018310199
    imei355168025410198

    plz check and tell me is it good or bad phone

  11. sir my china mobile imusic M20+ imei is 354101007014134
    let know pls. it is good or not
    and it is blocked now and forgot my lock code. i am always use 54321. but this is not working now. help me pls

  12. vishnu kumar

    samsung GT-E 1160 S/N:RW7Z130212E SSN:E1160 GSMH IMEI:358584/03/253770/7 i want 2 know the name of purchager and the vendor name.

  13. I would like from you to trace my phone which was stolen
    it is samsung GT-S5360
    IMEI : 357649047189850
    my e-mail xax_2000@yahoo.com
    I already contacted samsung company they said they do not have the track advantage
    Please help me identify where mobile is. please contct me at my e-mail, waiting for you replay.

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